Abydos hand made Egyptian paste jewellery by Cate Fasnacht
I design and make all my Egyptian paste jewellery at my workshop in Kent. I follow very closely the methods and materials that were used to produce the beautiful jewellery in ancient Egyptian times.
Each Egyptian paste bead and pendant is hand made and therefore every piece is unique and will vary slightly even if repeated.
Other materials used are carnelian, gold-filled beads and fasteners, and vermeil beads and pendants.
Gold-filled is a quality alternative to solid gold. A layer of gold is pressure bonded to another metal and is typically 5% of its total weight. With reasonable wear it should last a lifetime. Vermeil is gilded silver or Sterling Silver which has a coating of gold.
The fly pendants were used in the Middle Kingdom possibly as military awards but it is thought that they became popular amongst courtiers. The fly may have represented 'tenacity'.
Beautiful Egyptian Necklaces, Egyptian Bracelets and Egyptian Earrings. Authentically created and designed Egyptian inspired jewellery.